10 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Budding Social Media Star

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Budding Social Media Star

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You’ve likely got a friend whose goal in life is to become the ultimate internet star. Maybe they spend their time reaching millions by uploading viral videos to the web. (Hey, it could score them a trip to Ellen’s show, as it did for naked Peruvian chef Franco Noriega. Maybe they’re well-versed in Snapchat or Insta or like to upload tutorials and creative content to YouTube. Whatever your friend’s social media addiction, these gifts are perfect for the guy who wants to be a star.

1. Diva Ring Light

Lighting is everything! Seriously, when it comes to DIY projects, tutorials or just sitting and talking in front of a camera, that lamp in the corner doesn’t cut it. From $199, divaringlight.com

2. EOS Rebel T6i Canon Camera

Ideal for vlogging and recording videos from home, this is the “YouTuber camera.” $700, bestbuy.com

3. GoPro

Built for the outdoors and extreme situations, the GoPro is a must for creating content that showcases your high-adventure exploits. From $200, shop.gopro.com

4. Ricoh Theta 360º camera

Maybe your friend’s content centers more around traveling and exploring exciting new places, in which case this 360-degree camera will allow their viewers to travel along with them. From $350, bestbuy.com

5. LED Light Phone Case

As we said before, lighting is everything, and while you’re connecting every moment of your crazy life to social media, sometimes places can be too dark for filming. With this gadget, you can ensure you’ll always look great. From $9.99-$69.99, ty-lite.comlumee.com or amazon.com

6. RØDE Professional Microphone

Audio is of course a really important consideration when situating yourself as the next big social media star, and this microphone reduces background noise. Use it for outdoor shoots, live music events and interviews. From $149.99, rode.com

7. MacBook Air

Once you’ve got your lighting and audio covered, you’ll need a computer to start cranking out the magic. Any computer will do, assuming it has an advanced performance graphics processor, but we’re partial to the MacBook Air for easy portability. From $1,000 apple.com


8. Final Cut

You’ll need a program to edit down your videos, and one of the best is Final Cut Pro. $300, Download Final Cut

9. Neon Signs

Your living room just went from being ‘that room where you relax’ to a background set, so it needs to look as fabulous as you do. Why not go with a neon sign? From $45, neonmfg.com

10. Fashion Gift Cards

Gift your budding celebrity with a shopping spree to ensure they always look their best when on camera.

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